Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

"The Great Redemption"

The Remembrance: Ch. 2

We're taught here that Tipheret -- which is a far loftier sephira than the ones we've been discussing so far -- will begin to descend and come into play in the course of The Remembrance. In fact, that's the phenomenon that will define this second stage of it.

Recall that we'd said that the less-lofty sephira Yesod would have descended in the course of The Visitation, which would serve as the high point of that era. So the fact that *Tipheret* would now descend and "reveal itself to the Shechina" as well, as Ramchal puts it, corroborates his statement here that "everything will (begin to) be manifest ... rather than hidden (as it had been in The Visitation)" by this point.

As such, the plot will begin to thicken, as the expression goes, and redemption will start to hatch. But only start.

Nonetheless, our people will begin to rise up out of exile by that point, "The Shechina and the King (i.e., Moshiach Ben David) will ... abide in the eternal dwelling-place", "The Divine Chariot will appear", we'll "start to arise and leave the exile with the Moshiach at our lead", our enemies "and their ministering angels will be crushed, cut down, and demolished" and all our political "tribulations will thus cease", and "all the imperfections that the exile had brought about will be emended several times over". So a lot will begin to happen by then.

But that won't be the end of the story by any means, as we'll see. In any event, this stage will only come about with the input of Tipheret as we indicated above, so let's explain the significance of that.

We're taught that "all the sephira-levels that G-d created were (originally) arranged in order, with one under the other. And everything’s in place (ideally) when the more extraneous sephira-levels are below the more exalted ones and are subservient to them". "But everything was damaged" and all that changed when "the husk rebelled against its Master"; and as a consequence, "the sephirot were no longer joined together, and the Divine Flow diminished", which had terrible, sweeping earthly consequences.

Nonetheless we're assured, there'll come a point when "everything will be inexorably linked to everything else" once again. In fact, "all the Supernal Luminaries will conjoin and attach to each other then, all their offshoots will reattach to their roots and join together", and "everything will be a single, tightly bound entity" once more.

Now, the sephirot that will play a major role in all that will be Tipheret, which is the one under discussion, and Malchut (i.e., the Shechina). The point is that Tipheret will help amend Malchut.

For, given that "all of existence and all created beings ... emanate downward from *Tipheret*", once it comes into play, "the Shechina (i.e. Malchut) will ... return, and connect everything" together once again. And that's the behind-the-scenes drama that will play itself out in this stage of The Remembrance.


Text Copyright © 2006 by Rabbi Yaakov Feldman and Torah.org.


 






ARTICLES ON LECH LECHA:

View Complete List

Neither a Thread Nor a Shoelace
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5756

I Too Was Struck
Rabbi Label Lam - 5768

Avraham's Strange Reaction
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5762

Looking for a Chavrusah?

Reward May Come
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5760

Mission Impassable
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5757

Why The Land of Israel?
- 5768

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

No Second Thoughts
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5764

Long Distance Call
Rabbi Mordechai Kamenetzky - 5761

Genuine Kindness
Rabbi Shlomo Jarcaig - 5765

ArtScroll

Defying Natural Order
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5774

Rabbi Frand on Parshas Lech Lecha
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5767

Use Them or Lose Them
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5757

> You Shall Live by Them
Shlomo Katz - 5758

The Lesson of Avraham
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5763

Better A Second Time Around
Shlomo Katz - 5767

No Pain, No Gain
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5758



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information